Tomatoes are getting cheaper by the dozen and here’s why | Pakistan
The unbalanced demand and supply of tomatoes led to an increase in prices to less than one rupee per kilogram.
In October of last year, to the great number of torments of the public, tomatoes were sold for 200 rupees per kilogram.
Attempts by farmers to benefit from price increases, sadly failed after the excess supply sharply lowered the price.
After cheaper imported Iranian tomatoes and new crops were able to cut prices, farmers pushed to the losing side, many of which suffered huge losses from their investments.
"Buyers in sabzy-mandi [wholesale vegetable market] are not even ready to buy a kilogram of tomatoes for a rupee," the farmer complained. "We can not even cover the costs."
The disappointed sellers said that they were forced to feed their harvest of cattle.
"We ask the government to intervene in the situation and set the rates for tomatoes," said the farmer Geo News .
The government could not control the unfavorable situation for farmers, just as it could not solve the problems of buyers when the prices for crops increased by almost 400% compared to their actual price.